Art Classes

Fall 2021 Classes

We have a great selection of learning opportunities hosted by the Saddlebrooke Fine Arts Guild. Take a look below and register for something.

**PLEASE NOTE OUR REFUND POLICY FOR CLASSES

Full Refunds are given for the following reasons:

Special circumstances: Emergency surgery Death of immediate family Full refund if notify registrar one week prior to beginning of class. No show – no refund.

No adjustments of class fees if unable to attend one or more of a class series.

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing by Laurie Brussel

OCTOBER 26, 2021 TO NOVEMBER 23, 2021, 9 AM TO NOON

BEGINNING DRAWING

Instructor: Laurie Brussel This instructor requires all students to wear masks, regardless of vaccine status.

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM THIS CLASS IS FULL!

This class, every Tuesday morning for 5 weeks, is for individuals who have always been afraid to take their first drawing class and also for more experienced artists who would like to build their confidence and deepen their artistic perceptions. Laurie will teach you how to shift from your usual analytical processing (left brain mode) to a more creative way of thinking and seeing(right brain mode).

For the first day of class bring #2 pencils, a kneaded or plastic eraser, and a 14 X 17 all-purpose drawing pad ( no newsprint please).
Cost: $175.00 for members, $185 for non-members. For Beginners and up.

THIS CLASS IS FULL!

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Funneled Acrylic Pours

Funneled Acrylic Pours by Theresea Poalucci

NOVEMBER 2, 2021, 1 TO 3 PM

FUNNELED ACRYLIC POUR

Instructor: Theresa Poalucci

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

Create 2 Acrylic Pours as a set on two 10” x 10” Professional Grade Canvases.

Acrylic Pouring is a fascinating fluid painting technique, and using a funnel can add extra dimension. In this class, you will learn how to prepare the paint for a pour and using a funnel to manipulate the paint to add shapes.

Class fee: $75 for members, $85 for non-members, all supplies included! Must be able to wear rubber gloves. Limit 10 students.

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Landscapes in Watercolor and Sharpie

Landscape in Watercolor and Sharpie by Robbie Summers

NOVEMBER 03, 2021, 9 to Noon

LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR & SHARPIE           

Instructor: Robbie Summers

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

Using your favorite landscape photo, a Sharpie, and watercolor, you will produce a painting of the desert as you have never seen it before. With this method, you can’t do it wrong!

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. All supplies included.

CLASS ROSTER

Painting Birds of the Southwest

Birds of the Southwest by Karen Brungardt

NOVEMBER 4, 2021, 9 AM TO 4 PM

PAINTING BIRDS OF THE SOUTHWEST               

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

We have such a colorful variety of birds in our area besides the quail and roadrunner! Using a variety of techniques, you’ll learn how to paint several different types of birds in this all-day class.

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. For beginners and up. Supply list sent after registration. $10 supply fee paid to instructor in class if using instructor’s materials.

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Pocket Sketching and Painting

Pocket Sketching by Karen Brungardt

NOVEMBER 9, 2021, 1 TO 4 PM

POCKET SKETCHING AND PAINTING

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

This is a second offering for this class for those who couldn’t take the one in the summer–but wanted to.

Want to do sketches in public without someone looking over your shoulder? Learn how to do this in a discrete way, using a few tools to create a great travel journal, subjects for future paintings, cards to send, and other things.

Cost: $45 for members, $55 for non-members. Beginners and up. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.

CLASS ROSTER

Agave in Watercolor

Agave iin Watercolor by Renee Pearson

NOVEMBER 12, 2021, 9 TO 3 pm

AGAVE IN WATERCOLOR     

Instructor: Renee Pearson

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

Using the glazing technique, we’ll build up colors to paint a sunlit agave plant. We’ll work on the main subject in the morning.

After lunch, we will complete the painting by doing the background using various colors to add drama to your work.

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. Supply list emailed after registration. Suggested for advanced beginners and up.

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Beginning Scratchboard

Beginning Scratchboard by Robbie Summers

NOVEMBER 10, 2021, 9 TO Noon

BEGINNING SCRATCHBOARD                     

Instructor: Robbie Summers

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

After transferring an image onto the special scratchboard paper, you will draw (scratch) out areas to expose the white beneath producing an “AHA” moment.

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Supplies included in class fee.

CLASS ROSTER

Exploring Pastels

Exploring Pastels by Delys Nast

NOVEMBER 18, 2021, 9 to Noon

EXPLORING PASTELS           

Instructor: Delys Nast

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

Pastel gives a beautiful soft texture to any canvas/paper with a myriad of colors available through blending and creative techniques. From artists like Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec and even Picasso, this medium has enjoyed a long history. In this class, we will explore some of the options and techniques in pastel used for creating landscapes, portraits, and abstracts. Materials will be provided.

Costs: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. $10 for material fees. For beginners and up.

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Intro to Alcohol Inks (winter session)

Intro to Alcohol Inks by Karen Brungardt

NOVEMBER 18, 2021, 1 TO 4 PM

INTRO TO ALCOHOL INK

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

This is a repeat class for those who wanted to take the first class offered in the summer but weren’t able to sign up for it.

Discover the thrill of using vibrant colors to learn the basics and complete a project in class. This medium is fun and colorful for eye-catching paintings, making cards, doing abstracts and other fun projects.

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Supply list sent after registration. For beginners and up.

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Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting by Laurie Brussel

NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 21, 2021, 9 AM TO NOON

ACRYLIC PAINTING (see above for a sample of Laurie’s technique and painting skills)     

Instructor: Laurie Brussel This instructor requires all students to wear masks, regardless of vaccine status.

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

This class, every Tuesday morning for 4 weeks, is for both beginners and more experienced painters. For beginners, it will be an introduction to working in Acrylic paints.  In the first class, Laurie will cover materials such as brushes, canvases, and suggested paint colors along with a lesson in color theory, mixing paints, and achieving different techniques.

For beginners, to get started, bring in a few fruits such as limes, oranges, bananas, grapes, or vegetables such as squash, peppers, etc.  Canvas boards or stretched canvas around 16 X 20 is also suggested as well as a container for water, rag, plastic tablecloth, and palette or palette paper pad, pencil and drawing paper.

For intermediate and advanced painters: please bring in anything you will need to begin your painting- supplies, subject matter.

Suggested paint colors for the first class areTitanium White, Cadmium Red, Dioxazine Purple,Ultramarine Blue, Sap green, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Raw Umber, and Payne’s Grey.

Cost: $140.00 for members, $150 for non-members. For beginners and up.

CLASS ROSTER

Fractured Florals

Fractured Florals by Robbie Summers

DECEMBER 1, 2021, 9 AM TO 3 PM

FRACTURED FLORALS              

Instructor: Robbie Summers

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

After transferring a floral image, to your watercolor paper, you will overlay the floral with geometric shapes. Using sharpies and watercolor, you will change your floral colors as you touch each line for a “fractured” look.

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. All supplies included in cost.

CLASS ROSTER

Woven Watercolors

Woven Watercolors by Karen Brungardt

DECEMBER 9, 2021, 1 TO 4 PM

WATERCOLOR WEAVINGS         

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

Take a ‘failed’ watercolor painting–one too good to throw away but not good enough to frame–and learn how to breathe new life into it in this clever technique of weaving watercolor paintings together. You’ll use old paintings and also paint a new one for using the technique.

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. For Beginners and up.

CLASS ROSTER

Scratchboard 2

SCRATCHBOARD 2            

DECEMBER 8, 2021, 9 AM TO NOON
Instructor: Robbie Summers

2021 CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

Using your favorite black and white photo (or mine) and scratchboard paper, you will scratch out your image to produce a masterpiece in black and white.  Color can also be added for an even more dramatic effect.

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. All supplies included.

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Outreach Events

I Can’t Draw a Stick Figure

“I CAN’T DRAW A STICK FIGURE” Class

Our next popular class is October 19, 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm! Try out many different mediums, make some take-home projects, have fun! You’ll be introduced to watercolors, alcohol inks, drawing, pastels, collage, and other fun mediums.

The cost is only $25 for the whole day; all supplies are included and instructors for the various classes. Lunch is one hour, on your own.

Email Karen Brungardt at president@sbfag.club with questions. Otherwise, click here for a registration form.  Stick Figure Registration Form

This event is full but we will maintain a waiting list. In the event of a cancellation, you will be moved into that slot if you’re on the waiting list. Otherwise, we will be holding this event again and you’ll have first chance at the class from our waiting list. Otherwise, if you prefer not to be on a waiting list, you will be refunded your registration fee if your application is received after the class was filled.

Art and Wine Event

July 2021 Art and Wine Event

Our next Art & Wine Event is  November 23, 2021, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, which will be a Holiday Theme painting! 

Cost is $40 per person and all supplies, instructors, food, wine, and water are included in the event fee! Click here for registration form: Art and Wine event